Pentek PD-1-20 Sediment Filter Video Transcript

Hey everyone, Tony the Filter Doctor here. Today we’re looking at the Pentek PD-1-20. This is an industry standard size cartridge, approximately 20 inches long by 2 ½ inches in diameter, which means it’s going to fit into a vast selection of industry standard size filter housings, like for example the one that you see here.

Now, the PD-1-20 is a 1 micron, thermally bonded polypropylene spun sediment filter. At 1 micron it is extremely dense, making it a great choice to capture fine sediment and even extra fine sediment. But, beware, if you have a heavy sediment load or large particle sediment mingled in with your extra fine sediment, you probably need to do pre-filtration before the water gets to this cartridge or you may clog it very rapidly because it is so dense. Now, as a polypropylene cartridge it’s perfect for untreated water because it’s bacteriostatic and microorganisms cannot live and grow on the filter media. It’s also highly resistant to chemical attack, making it a perfect choice for commercial and industrial applications. And because it’s thermally bonded it has a very high temperature rating, up to 175 degrees Fahrenheit. Now, you can’t use a regular filter housing like this, you need a special high temperature filter housing, but assuming you have the correct high temperature filter housing, you can use this in a number of high temperature applications.

Now, determining filter life for the PD-1-20 is difficult, because it depends on your unique circumstance. If you have a heavy load of sediment and you use a great deal of water you will certainly go through cartridges faster than someone who doesn’t have either of those conditions. Really, the best way to determine filter life is simply to install one and pay attention to the number of gallons or the amount of time that the filter lasts. Then you’ll have a good mark for the next time you put a new filter in. Again, this is the Pentek PD-1-20, a thermally bonded, 1 micron spun polypropylene sediment filter, and I’m your host Tony the Filter Doctor. Thanks for watching. 

See detailed specifications and purchase the Pentek PD-1-20 here.